Morningstar Investment Services LLC Acquires 1582 Shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF …

Morningstar Investment Services LLC boosted its stake in Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) by 7.0% in the second quarter, according to …

Vanguard Real Estate ETF logoMorningstar Investment Services LLC boosted its stake in Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) by 7.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 24,033 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,582 shares during the quarter. Morningstar Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Real Estate ETF were worth $1,957,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF during the 1st quarter worth about $368,538,000. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC raised its position in Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 6,719.9% in the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC now owns 3,273,982 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $40,420,000 after purchasing an additional 3,225,976 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at $79,622,000. Creative Planning grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF by 20.3% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,554,959 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $452,451,000 after purchasing an additional 935,469 shares during the period. Finally, Acorns Advisers LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF during the first quarter worth $65,169,000.

Shares of Vanguard Real Estate ETF stock traded up $0.77 during trading on Friday, reaching $84.06. 4,698,361 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,699,217. Vanguard Real Estate ETF has a twelve month low of $72.05 and a twelve month high of $86.14.

Vanguard Real Estate ETF Profile

Vanguard REIT ETF (the Fund) is an open-end investment company. The Fund invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property. It tracks the return of the MSCI US RIT Index, a gauge of real estate stocks. The Vanguard Group, Inc provides investment advisory services to the Fund.

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Altman Advisors Inc. Purchases 183406 Shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK)

Altman Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 3,276.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent …

BlackRock logoAltman Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 3,276.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 189,004 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 183,406 shares during the quarter. BlackRock makes up 2.0% of Altman Advisors Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. Altman Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.12% of BlackRock worth $2,140,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in BLK. Summit Trail Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 53,902.3% during the first quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 1,274,454 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $1,274,000 after purchasing an additional 1,272,094 shares in the last quarter. FIL Ltd boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 386.0% during the first quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 322,223 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $174,555,000 after purchasing an additional 255,927 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 2.6% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,447,936 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $4,034,698,000 after purchasing an additional 192,139 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of BlackRock during the second quarter valued at about $377,000. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 6,346.5% during the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 183,724 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $91,685,000 after purchasing an additional 180,874 shares in the last quarter. 84.12% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “focus list” rating and set a $547.00 price target on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Monday, July 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised BlackRock from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $590.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Goldman Sachs Group cut their price target on BlackRock to $570.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 17th. ValuEngine lowered BlackRock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut their price target on BlackRock from $570.00 to $561.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $594.25.

BlackRock stock opened at $474.15 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.87, a quick ratio of 3.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The company has a market capitalization of $76.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.61. BlackRock, Inc. has a one year low of $408.62 and a one year high of $594.52.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 16th. The asset manager reported $6.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.55 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $3.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.58 billion. BlackRock had a return on equity of 13.20% and a net margin of 38.97%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $5.24 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that BlackRock, Inc. will post 27.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 24th. Investors of record on Friday, September 7th will be paid a $3.13 dividend. This is a positive change from BlackRock’s previous quarterly dividend of $2.88. This represents a $12.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 6th. BlackRock’s payout ratio is currently 50.97%.

In other BlackRock news, insider Jeff A. Smith sold 166 shares of BlackRock stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $546.13, for a total value of $90,657.58. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director William E. Ford bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $467.92 per share, with a total value of $467,920.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 5,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,526,768. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.75% of the stock is owned by insiders.

BlackRock Company Profile

BlackRock, Inc is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors including corporate, public, union, and industry pension plans, insurance companies, third-party mutual funds, endowments, public institutions, governments, foundations, charities, sovereign wealth funds, corporations, official institutions, and banks.

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BlackRock Inc. Boosts Holdings in SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (RWX)

BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:RWX) by 17.1% during the 1st quarter, …

SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF logoBlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:RWX) by 17.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 95,734 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,991 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 0.11% of SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF worth $3,831,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in RWX. Haverford Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF during the 1st quarter worth $238,000. D.B. Root & Company LLC bought a new stake in shares of SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF during the 1st quarter worth $259,000. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. bought a new stake in shares of SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF during the 1st quarter worth $339,000. Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management bought a new stake in shares of SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF during the 1st quarter worth $407,000. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF by 131.2% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 12,156 shares of the company’s stock worth $492,000 after buying an additional 6,899 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of RWX stock traded up $0.25 on Friday, hitting $38.80. 52,645 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 577,962. SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF has a 12 month low of $37.90 and a 12 month high of $42.53.

About SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF

SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (the Fund), formerly SPDR DJ Wilshire International Real Estate ETF, seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the total return performance of the Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities Index (the Index), an equity index based upon the global (ex-US) real estate market.

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CBTX Inc (NASDAQ:CBTX) Position Raised by BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in CBTX Inc (NASDAQ:CBTX) by 12.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities …

CBTX logoBlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in CBTX Inc (NASDAQ:CBTX) by 12.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 127,069 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,283 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.49% of CBTX worth $3,741,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. California State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new position in CBTX during the 4th quarter worth $130,000. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of CBTX in the fourth quarter valued at about $134,000. Deutsche Bank AG purchased a new stake in shares of CBTX in the fourth quarter valued at about $184,000. Sunbelt Securities Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of CBTX in the first quarter valued at about $259,000. Finally, Linscomb & Williams Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of CBTX in the first quarter valued at about $436,000. 16.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

CBTX traded down $0.37 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $37.33. 58,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 89,865. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. The stock has a market cap of $987.62 million and a P/E ratio of 26.86. CBTX Inc has a 1-year low of $27.00 and a 1-year high of $38.71.

CBTX (NASDAQ:CBTX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $34.38 million during the quarter. CBTX had a net margin of 23.26% and a return on equity of 8.29%. analysts forecast that CBTX Inc will post 1.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently commented on CBTX shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CBTX from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 4th. Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of CBTX in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of CBTX in a research note on Friday, July 27th.

About CBTX

CBTX, Inc operates as the bank holding company for CommunityBank of Texas National Association that provides commercial banking solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, and professionals in the United States. The company’s deposit products include checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and money market accounts; and loan portfolio comprises consumer loans, including residential real estate loans, home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, installment loans, unsecured and secured personal lines of credit, overdraft protection, and letters of credit.

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BlackRock Inc. Purchases 8553 Shares of SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF (SLY)

BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF (NYSEARCA:SLY) by 45.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F …

SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF logoBlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF (NYSEARCA:SLY) by 45.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 27,278 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,553 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.40% of SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF worth $3,628,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of SLY. Centaurus Financial Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF in the first quarter valued at about $199,000. Northern Trust Corp purchased a new stake in shares of SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF in the first quarter valued at about $409,000. Lincoln National Corp boosted its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF by 163.6% in the first quarter. Lincoln National Corp now owns 6,435 shares of the company’s stock valued at $856,000 after acquiring an additional 3,994 shares in the last quarter. ARS Investment Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF by 8.1% in the first quarter. ARS Investment Partners LLC now owns 11,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,511,000 after acquiring an additional 854 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF by 10.5% in the first quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 11,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,548,000 after acquiring an additional 1,103 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of NYSEARCA SLY traded up $0.51 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $76.30. The company had a trading volume of 1,502 shares, compared to its average volume of 53,334. SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF has a twelve month low of $58.61 and a twelve month high of $76.16.

About SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF

SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. The S&P SmallCap 600 Index measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector in the United States equity market. The selection universe for the Index includes all the United States common equities listed on the New York Stock Exchange, National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ) Global Select Market, NASDAQ Select Market and NASDAQ Capital Market with market capitalizations between $250 million and $1.2 billion.

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